Job Details

Civil Rights Attorney in Austin, TX

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Company name

Texas Legal Services Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Civil Rights

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


USA Austin, TX

Date Last Verified

Mar 22,2018

Posted on

Feb 17,2018

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Consulting Attorney – First Amendment Protection and Support Project Duties: Responsible for the development of all deliverables related to the First Amendment Protection and Support Project. Developing a complete suite of legal information, forms and instructions to assist Texans who are harassed and/or bullied in the legal system, simply for exercising their first amendment rights. Plan, develop, revise, and produce the following publications, instructions, and forms covering the following subjects: Texas Citizen’s Participation Act (including information on the progression of relevant case law), First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP), What is and is not a SLAPP (Identifying a SLAPP ), How SLAPPs work, SLAPPs and attorney fees, SLAPPs and responding, SLAPPs and discovery in Texas, Responding to a Subpoena, Avoiding a SLAPP, Drafting a Reply Brief.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree and licensure by the Supreme Court of Texas. 2+ years of experience with Defamation, Tortious Interference with Business Relations, Libel and other related causes of action. Experience with legal research and writing. Preferred: Experience and familiarity with Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation and the Texas Citizen’s Participation Act. Legal Research. Legal Writing. Critical thinking and problem solving skills. Planning and Organizing. Decision-Making. Communication Skills.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Texas Legal Services Center
815 Brazos
Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78701